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2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog 
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Electronics Specialization

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Electronics technicians are in high demand as engineering assistants, field service technicians, electronic equipment technicians, service technicians, and broadcast technicians.

In this program you’ll learn the latest electronics processes and systems, like instrumentation, industrial electronics, NANO/Micro Systems, robotics, lasers, automated equipment, fiber optics, and wireless communications. You can put your valuable skills to work in manufacturing companies, processing plants, computer service firms, telephone and wireless communications companies, or in the biomedical equipment field.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice safety procedures and use protective equipment to safeguard against injury and workplace accidents.
  • Assess and analyze a variety of active and passive electronic devices to determine operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement design for serviceability, packaging, wiring, and technical reports.
  • Utilize critical and logical thinking procedures/processes in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot components at the system level.
  • Calibrate, align, and adjust electronic devices.
  • National certification through Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-i).

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program typically accepts students once a year in Fall quarter.

Testing Requirements

  • BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099  .
  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085  , and ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092  .

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Engineering Technology: Electronics Specialization AAS-T Degree, AAS Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all academic courses.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 099) or placement into Pre-Calculus (MATH& 141 Precalculus I ) is a required prerequisite for enrollment in this Program.


    Associate of Applied Science
    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

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